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Crime Veteran Lonnie Coffman Took 'Cache of Firepower' to D.C. Ahead of Riot, Prosecutors Say

14:16  17 january  2021
14:16  17 january  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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a group of people racing each other in front of a crowd: Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification. © Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Police hold back supporters of US President Donald Trump as they gather outside the US Capitol's Rotunda on January 6 in Washington, DC. - Demonstrators breached security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote Certification.

Seventy-year-old Lonnie Coffman, from Alabama, was arrested by federal authorities in Washington, D.C. on January 6, shortly after rioters stormed the Capitol buildng.

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___ Lonnie Leroy Coffman , 70, of Alabama drove to Washington to attend Trump’s “Save America Rally” in a red pickup packed Federal prosecutors who initially said there was “strong evidence” the pro-Trump mob that stormed the U.S “I thought, ‘This could be the end,’” the D . C . police officer said .

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The rioters, many of whom wore President Donald Trump paraphernalia, temporarily halted the tallying of Electoral College votes to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's as the winner of the November 3 presidential election.

Five people, including a police officer, died as the mob clashed with the police.

According to AL.com, Coffman was subsequently taken into custody and indicted of 17 separate counts of various firearms and weapons charges after police officers seized what a federal magistrate described this week as a "cache of firepower" from his truck.

The haul included 11 Molotov cocktail explosive devices, two 9mm handguns—one of which held without a license—a .22 revolver held without a license, a rifle and a shotgun as well as several round of ammunitions.

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A white military veteran shot and wounded a 15-year-old girl when he fired his gun into a car carrying four Black teens during a tense confrontation at According to a criminal complaint, the teen took the infant shortly after she was born Jan. “I thought, ‘This could be the end,’” the D . C . police officer said .

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Capitol Police said 70-year-old had parked his vehicle near the Republican National Committee on First Street, only a few blocks away from the Capitol. On the day of the riots, two pipe bombs were found at the RNC headquarters and at the Democratic National Committee, which is located a few blocks away on South Capitol Street.

While searching out the truck, police also found several handwritten notes, including one in which he labeled Rep. André Carson (D-IN) as a "Muslim".

In another note, Coffman wrote that "We The People Are the Rightful Masters of Both The Congress and The courts, Not To Overthrow The Constitution But to Overthrow The Men Who Pervert The Constitution." He attributed those words to Abraham Lincoln.

Authorities added Coffman had apparently been living in his truck for up to a week before the riots and searched out his vehicle after spotting a gun in the vehicle, which was registered to a home address in Falkville.

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Prosecutors said Coffman left his truck in the morning during that day of chaos and rioting and was arrested when he returned to the truck in the evening. Investigators found the weapons while he was gone. An email to Coffman 's defense attorney was not returned after his arrest.

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Federal authorities subsequently arrested Coffman once he returned to his truck and asked for the 70-year-old to be held without bond because of his "concerning history and characteristics".

A federal magistrate complied with the request when Coffman appeared in court on Thursday, where he was told he would be held without bond, despite having no prior convictions.

The magistrate argued the gravity of the charges outweighed his clean criminal record.

"The handwritten notes found in his vehicle suggest that he came here with the intent to use the cache of firepower found in his vehicle to commit violence against government officials or to assist others in doing so," the magistrate wrote, adding that the "substantial number of firearms and homemade incendiary devices found in his possession" suggested "a ready access to both."

Coffman will remain in custody until his next hearing on January 27.

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